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Understanding the Types of Damages Available for a Car Accident

Understanding the Types of Damages Available for a Car Accident

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Indiana, you have probably wondered what sort of recovery you may be able to receive as a result of your injuries or other consequences.

There are 6 different types:

1. Medical expenses: these damages can include not only doctor’s fees, but also hospital, emergency room, chiropractic, physical therapy, surgical, medicinal, and medical device fees, including the cost of future medical care.

2. Property damages: you’re entitled to recover the cost of property that was damaged in an accident as the result of another’s negligence.

3. Pain and suffering:dependent of the severity of injury and pain and expected duration of pain.

4. Emotional distress: some accidents are severe enough that they take a psychological toll on victims and survivors and in that case, damages for mental suffering or emotional distress are awarded.

5. Lost wages: you may recover the amount of money you would’ve earned during the time of the accident until the time of the judgment had you not been injured.

6. Loss of future earning capacity: damages may be awarded if your ability to earn has been impeded as a result of the accident.


The Sweeney Law Firm handles all types of cases related to Indiana personal injury and motor vehicle accidents including car accidents. 

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Last year there were nearly 200,000 car accidents in the state of Indiana. If you have been injured in a car accident, you need an experienced car accident attorney today.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of an automobile accident, trucking accident or motor cycle accident, you may have a personal injury case.

The Sweeney Law Firm can evaluate your Automobile Accident, to see if you have a case. The initial consultation is free. The Sweeney Law Firm works on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a settlement or recovery of funds.